Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 April

Creating Resilient Communities

On April 12, Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben S. Bernanke, spoke about healthy, resilient communities at the biennial Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Research Conference in Washington, D.C. Throughout his remarks, Bernanke spoke about the close connections between …

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Ensuring a Resilient Financial Future

By Lisa Hall, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation At Calvert Foundation, we envision a future where it is possible for all investors to be impact investors. We believe that empowering “everyday people” to invest in their own communities is a key step in ensuring a resilient and sust…

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Investing in What Works: Los Angeles

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund will host the first in a series of regional events discussing ideas from “Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place & Purpose.” The…

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Is Eliminating Poverty the Right Goal?

Six months after the launch of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, the book’s co-publishers, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund, are thrilled to be hosting the first in a series of regional meetings to spur discussion with local…

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